Reid wasn't sure of comeback after mother's death
Prague Golf Masters champion Melissa Reid admits that she wasn't sure when - or if - she would return to golf after her mother's death.
Reid's parents were involved in a car accident in Germany where they had come to watch their daughter take part in the German Open. Tragically, her mother passed away as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.
The 24-year-old reveals that the connection between the death of her mother and her golf made her question whether she wanted to continue playing.
"Initially I wasn't sure about playing golf because (the accident) happened during a golf tournament, so I wasn't sure how I was going to do," she told Morning Drive.
"Then I started to miss it, and my mom would have wanted me to start playing. She wanted me to be the best player in the world and live the dream I wanted to live."
Reid responded in the best possible way, winning her comeback tournament after holing in a six-footer for par to seal a one-stroke victory over Diana Luna.
"Anything that's thrown at me now, I feel I can take the best out of a bad situation," said the Derby native.
"Normally, if I won, I'd stay on if I didn't have a week off and enjoy it with the girls, but I wasn't interested," she added.
"I just wanted to go home and give my dad a hug, really, to see him have a bit of a smile on his face again.
"It still hasn't really sunk in, the tragedy that has happened in our family, really. I think maybe not in six months, maybe not in a year but it will eventually make me a much, much stronger person, a much stronger competitor, because at the end of the day, (golf) is not really that big of a deal."